Blueberry Bacon Chutney

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Here’s great recipe that features two favorite foods – blueberries and bacon. The two combine for some great flavours. This is perfect to add some zing to your burgers, sandwiches and other BBQ’d meat.







  • 1 cup (150 g) B.C. blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup (150 g) Thick sliced bacon, diced
  • ½ cup (75 g) Shallot, finely diced
  • ½ cup (75 g) Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored and diced
  • ½ cups (120 ml) Apple cider vinegar
  • ⅓ cup (80 ml) Maple syrup
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) Orange zest, finely grated
  • ½ tsp (2.5 ml) Ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp (1.5 ml) Ground clove

Yields 1.5 cups


  • In a medium pan, fry the diced bacon over medium heat, until light brown, but not crispy.
  • Strain the bacon and reserve 2 tablespoons of the bacon fat.
  • Using the same skillet, add the bacon fat, blueberries, shallot, apple, apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, black pepper and clove.
  • Bring to a boil and continue to simmer, on a medium-low heat, for 45- 60 minutes until thick and reduced.
  • Add the cooked bacon and orange zest.
  • Serve at room temperature.


Recipe courtesy of BC Blueberry Council: